Monday, April 17, 2006
Searching for Home (2nd in a series)
We got to see another apartment this evening. And this one was much more encouraging than the last. Of course, the last apartment was within the range of what we could afford. And this one, well, it would be straining the boundaries.
This place had a number of positive things about it. It definitely had character, wouldn't you say? The outside, while it looks pink in this photo, is actually more red. I think it has a sort of fairytalelike look to it, though.
There are three apartments in this little house. The two-bedroom, which we looked at today. A studio in the front (where you see the bay windows). And the whole second floor is a third apartment.
As you can see, the kitchen is a great size and features new appliances. (In our current place I have to wrestle the crisper drawer out of its place every time I need to grab an apple or carrot. And the stove lights every sixth or seventh try.)
Just off the kitchen is a teensy-tiny living room. (Smaller than 10x10?) There is a bathroom (with a door!) and two comparably small bedrooms immediately off the livingroom. (No hallways in the place. Every door to every room opens directly into the one next to it.)
The photos are of the apartment while it's empty. This was not how we saw it, though. There were three people in there when we arrived. And incense was burning so thickly that it was a little difficult to see at all. :) I believe the incense had something to do with the HUGE bong that sat just inside the living room (on the other side of a thick red blanket that covered the door between the kitchen and living room).
There were two black cats living in this apartment. And this is just amazing to us. A black cat in the first place we saw. And two in this one. Mind you, these are not bad signs for us. Because a black cat lives in our family, too! So it's as though we're greeted by some eschatological Felix in every apartment so far.
I could see us living in this place. But somehow, somewhere along the way, D and I started to get excited about the possibility of living out closer to church. In the suburbs. We have never lived in the suburbs in our entire married life (thirteen years). We have a place in mind, though we don't know if there will be vacancies in time for us. We're supposed to get a tour on Thursday. Unless we can't wait and try to get in tomorrow.
Either way, I'll let you know.